Saturday, December 27, 2008

Completely Obsessed

Really, I am.  It's sad.  I'm completely obsessed with Polyvore; in fact, all day during the House marathon this is what I did.

Don't click the link: you may end up just as crazy!

I decided to do one titled "My Uniform" 'cause this is generally what I wear on a daily basis: smart-ass tees (or band tees), skinny jeans and Chuck Taylors or boots with a Starbucks in hand.

As soon as I post this I'm probably off to make a few more.  Cheers!

p.s.  Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday =)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Oi to the world and everybody wins

I'm feeling nostalgic: 

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Remember when they were, like, the BEST BAND EVARR?!!!1

I would say Happy Holidays, but I think Tony Kanal's shirt says it best.  I'm taking a break from posting, so enjoy the rest of the year!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

4 more EFFING days

I just wanted to let you guys know that I got THESE today:

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And I cannot WAIT to wear them with these:

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And carry around THIS:

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Unfortunately I'm not allowed to have ANY of this until Christmas *sad face*

That is all.

Note: "Firolie" boots by Aldo, leggings and Sabina satchel at Urban Outfitters

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Depression-Era Beauties made an awesome tribute to the glamorous starlets of the 1930s.  Last semester I took History of Costume, and when we finally began covering the 1920s and 30s I was so happy.  These women were gorgeous and, for the first time, portrayed women as the strong and sensual beings that we are.

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Josephine Baker, or La Baker, posing in what would have been a very scandalous photoshoot for Vanity Fair in 1929.  Sadly, this would be a normal photoshoot for many magazines these days.  Everything has become just a little bit less classy.

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Claudette Colbert in The Sign of the Cross.  Check out the dude's gladiators!

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The fantastic Jean Harlow, 1933.  Remember when Gwen played her for a *very brief* role in The Aviator?  I thought she was perfect when I first saw it.

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Myrna Loy and a cute pooch in 1934's The Thin Man.

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There is something so sexy about this picture, I believe it is the pout and eyes that Tyra would call "fieeeerrrrcccee."  Barbara Stanwyck in 1937's Breakfast for Two.

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Ugh, I cannot believe how gorgeous Ginger Roberts is.  Gah!  You see so many celebrities trying their damnedest to copy these chic girls from the 1930s, and they end up falling very very short.  Look at her, she is effortless.

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Carole Lombard, photographed in 1938.  

Ray Bans, OMG

This post is dedicated to Ashley because 1) I know how much she loves RPattz, and 2) I know how much she loves RPattz in Ray Bans.

When it comes to this classic eyewear, though, I prefer Bob Dylan.

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Aaannnd since I now enjoy making these collage thingers, I made one dedicated to the ever-famous eye apparel, that never seem go out of style.  In fact, it seems like the trend is stronger than ever (thanks, in large part, to the Olsens).


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I like the bright reds and whites seen on Mary-Kate and Sienna Miller, as well as the classic black ones, but I think if I were to ever indulge in a pair of these I'd go for the tortoise print!

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1. RayBan Classis Wayfarer in red, on sale for $120 at 80's Purple
2. RayBan "New" Wayfarer, $110 at SAKS
3. RayBan Tortoise Wayfarer, $94.97 at Campmor

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Michael Kors "Madison" sunglasses, $225.00 at SAKS

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Kirra "Retro Girl" sunglasses, $15.50 at Pac Sun

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"Crystal Risky" sunglasses, $18.00 at Urban Outfitters (also comes in yellow and orange!)

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"Such a long way... a long way."

Ew early morning post.  I just can't seem to sleep in these days.

Anyway, sorry for the lack of posting, I've been emotionally and physically under the weather these past few days =)

But enough about me... Since I work in a call center for an insurance company and it is so boring, I have a lot of free time to browse the internets, namely because I'm a sick sap that way and enjoy celebrity gossip!  Actually, it's more just to see what these famous people are wearing these days.  Here are some favorites from this week:

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Jennifer Connelly at the Japanese premier of "The Day the World Stood Still."  It looks like a horrid movie, (well, anything starring Keanu Reeves I assume is going to be horrid) but Jennifer looks amazing here.  She's so tall anyway, but those high-waisted trousers make her legs look a million miles long!  This is exactly the kind of ensemble I'd rock =)

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Nicole Richie at the opening of the new D&G store in LA last Monday.  Wearing, what else?  D&G obviously.  I wonder if anyone showed up wearing something other than the Italian powerhouse...  She looks absolutely adorable!  And speaking of adorable...

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Zooey!!!!!  She is so amazing.  I'm in love with this girl anyway, but she looks so darling in this silver Erin Featherstone number at the "Yes Man" premier in LA.  I just want to hug her and tell her how amazing she is and how I love it when she sings.

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Also among the array of Young Hollywood that attended the D&G opening was Rachel Bilson.  As I said in a previous post i LOVELOVELOVE this jacket!!  I love this whole outfit really, but I'm going to have to do some major thirfting/vintaging to find a jacket or cardigan equally as amazing.  But really, the whole outfit is fantastic, and one of my favorites this week.

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I love it when celebs wear the same shit that I do.  For instance, Rihanna in an oversized sweater, dark skinny jeans and Chucks and huge sunglasses?!  Come on that is my uniform for most of the year while I'm at school.  I'm usually not a big fan of Louis Vuitton but I do enjoy this Monogram Miroir bag.

So that's it.  I have more entries planned that I have been meaning to post this week, but alas, I have just been way to tired to function after work.  Word to the wise: never ever ever work in a customer service/call center setting.  8-hour days of listening to the endless bitching and whining of old fucks over the age of 65 can be exhausting.  Especially when they call you a "fucking liar" when you tell them they did not get a certain subsidy this year when you sent them the appliction, called them twice to remind them it was due and they still didn't do one simple task of filling out a form and mailing it in.  And then they wonder where their reimbursement money is.

It's all okay.  I applied at Nordstrom so hopefully I will hear back soon *crosses fingers*

All photos courtesy of

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

(I am standin', standin' in the red, red rain)

I don't know if you've heard, but according to "" (ehhh???) tomato red is THE color for winter '09.

Well, in that case...

I don't mind red.  Like most colors I prefer it in small increments, like a great bag or scarf, to add visual interest to my otherwise all-black or all-grey ensembles (so I can be like HAH! Ya see wut I did thar??) But maybe I'll spring for a coat this year, if I'm feeling adventurous.  I compiled another list of things that do look better in that crimson hue.  

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1. Bowery studded mini clutch, $220.00 now $88.00 at Hayden-Harnett
2. Art & Sole; Contemporary Sneaker Design, at Design Museum Shop
3. Rendez-Vous by Paul & Joe coat, $268.00 at Urban Outfitters  <--I am very impressed by this coat, it has a very architectural feel to it.
4. Nikki Jaggs belt, $41.00 at Revolve Clothing
5. Pantone USB drive, prices vary at Pantone
6. Shut Up tape, at Design Museum Shop  <-- Every office needs a roll of this
7. Ladybug tea kettle, $45.00 at Urban Outfitters
8. Diorkiss lip gloss, $19.00 at Sephora
9. Love Quotes fringe scarf, $88.00 at
10. Cloak & Dagger Paddington coat, $240.00 at Revolve Clothing
11. Philosophy Cherry Cola lip gloss, $12.00 at Sephora
12. Twilight aviators, $14.00 at Urban Outfitters  <-- Okay, the name alone should conjure up images of Robert Pattinson in Ray-Bans *melts*
13. Cotton spandex jersey legging, $26.00 at American Apparel  <-- If nothing I else, I will probably buy these, so I can have trendy legs
14. Foley + Corinna Mid City tote, $444.00 at Revolve Clothing
15. The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall, $15.00 at Borders  <-- I've been meaning to read this, hopefully I will actually have time over winter break
16. 100% Pure Organic pomegranate shower gel, $15.00 at Bath and Body Works  <-- The best B&BW brand out there, most products are all vegan too!

This is why I want to live in LA

Well, I'd prefer London, but c'mon.  There aren't any D&G stores in Cleveland!

So Monday night was the big opening of D&G's 8th U.S. store, located (where else?) on Robertson Blvd in LA, and obviously all of Hollywood's fabulous young things attended.  I love the menu: mini burgers and pizzas, pigs in a blanket, and french fries =P

The only thing I find questionable about the shindig (besides, ahem, Leelee Sobieski) was that Danny Masterson supplied the music as DJ Mom Jeans??  Maybe not so much the fact that he was the dj, but really.  Were there no other names?

Aside from the aforementioned Ms. Sobieski, everyone looked quite smashing in their LBD's:

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Ginnifer and Jennifer look so cute here.  Everyone was wearing D&G of course.  I love Jennifer Morrison's dress.

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Ginnifer Goodwin and Zoe Saldana.  What is on Zoe's dress??

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Gah!  Hate her.  Not really, I love her and she looks absolutely adorable!  I know she is still a skinny little thing, but I don't think she looks disgustingly thin anymore.  Amazing what babies will do for you.

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Not quite hot mess, but dangerously close Ms. Rumer Willis.  *tsk tsk*  The dress is cute, but something's definitely going on with the neckline... it just looks a bit off.  Maybe her boobs just look too saggy.  It would be like me trying to wear it.  Dresses that low-cut look better on surfboards =)

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And SPEAKING of hot mess...  Ugh, I really can't stand her.  I hate her face and she can't act.  All of her characters end up with the same, non-existant personality.  I would probably love this dress on someone else, though.

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I was surprised Rachel Bilson didn't dress up a little more.  She still looks gorgeous as usual, I love the jacket.  It looks especially cute against the yellow clutch.  Someday, somewhere, I will find some sequined little number, like this one or this one.

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Shutupshutupshutup!!  I don't want to hear it!  *holds hands over her ears*  Lauren Conrad is my guilty pleasure.  I'm obsessed with her hair and her clothes, and even her insanely over-priced "clothing line."   Dontjudgeme.  She looks fantastic here with Jessica Stroup, whoever that is.  

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas list

So real quick I'm copying my friend Brianne (I'm so good at blatantly ripping people/things/cd covers off lately) and posting a CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!  Not that it is really a list, just more of a compilation of cute things I've come across in the last month or so that I feel like sharing =)

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1. Silence & Noise Super Shiny legging $38.00 at Urban Outfitters
2. Knuckleduster mug at Thabto LTD
3. Le Sac dress, $38.00 at American Apparel (shown in navy/black)
4. The Lash Stash ($50 value), $28.00 at Sephora
5. Ladytron Velocifero, $13.99 at Amazon
6. Nine Inch Nails tour photos, $25-35 at Front Row Center
7. Moustache necklace at Rock 'n Rose
8. Sabina leather satchel, $245.00 at Urban Outfitters
9. Skinny feather headband, $18.00 at Urban Outfitters (shown in gold multi)

Monday, December 15, 2008

No black ink on the black paper, baby

^^Look vaguely familiar??^^

Sorry it's been a while.  With finals and coming back home and going back to work (gag) and all, I haven't had much time!  Plus I'm WAAAAYYYY behind on Christmas shopping.  

Anyway, I found my old Blood Brothers cd, which isn't exactly old cause it came out last year, but I haven't listened to them in forever.  I love listening to a good cd, like a really good cd.  The kind that you haven't listened to in a while, but the minute you put it on your like "damn, this is some good shit."  That's how I am with the Blood Brothers.  The music is so chaotic, it's so great.  May they rest in peace =(

And so speaking of BB-related things, Johnny Whitney and his wife Amy's clothing line=amazing!

Crystal City Clothing.  Why have I not ordered anything from them yet?  I've been following this line for about 3 years and have yet to order any tee shirts!  That's how I get when it comes to ordering online: I'm too lazy.  Oddly enough I'd rather just go to a store rather than point and click.

All these gorgeous tees are printed on yummy American Apparel!!

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Organ Castle tee, $21.00

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Drop Bombs!! tee, $18.50

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This might be one of my favorites, the colors, the ink splatter print.  Oh yeah, and the pirate ship!  Galleon tee, $19.00

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Blue Lazer Rain hoodie, $42.00 <--- (p.s. I WANT THIS)

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I freaking love the colors in this one!  Mannequin Taxidermy tee, on sale for $17.00

More cool shit at!

Oh and you should def check out Young Machetes.  Not as friendly as Crimes, but more so than Burn Piano Island, Burn!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Recycling is so sexy

Dear everyone who participated in Kent's FSO Beaux Arts Ball:

Just kidding!  But still, I think my brain would have exploded if I even attempted this.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Walk Like an Egyptian

Wow, I don't even know where to begin!  If I could go anywhere, it would be Egypt, so imagine my *glee* when I clicked on only to find that Spring's runways were full of Cleopatras and Tutankhamens! 

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Love love love this look by Andrew Gn.  Stunning with the gold shoes, but I think it would be equally amazing with black tights and super high black pumps.

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This Nicole Miller maxi-dress is perfect for summer, especially with its colorful hieroglyph-inspired print.  Dress it up, or dress it down with simple gold flat sandals and long wavy locks a lá Lauren Conrad.  (Shh, you gotta admit she at least has a good head of hair going for her.)  Now I just have to find a cheaper version so I can rock the casual Egyptian-look without breaking bank this summer...

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Long, flowy, draped gowns are my lust-for items, and kudos to Temperley London for making this look more Nile-esque than the Grecian inspired frocks we've seen again.  And again.  And again.  I think the headdress helps, too...

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An interesting number from Balmain; not my favorite (I think its the shoulders?) but not bad either.  Hooray for the Pharaoh-worthy embellishments, at least, but it would look better if it wasn't so blinged out.

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This Sophia Kokosalaki dress is gorgeous!  I feel like I'm back in History of Costume and Art History 1!  And I have GOT to find those shoes...

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I about fell off my chair when I saw this one by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.  And I'm drooling now just posting it!  Not sure how "Egyptian" the embroidery is but, regardless, this dress is perfection.

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Orlando Pita's Nefertiti-chic coif for the Dior show is great, especially with the low-key makeup and bold brow.  You can still catch a glimpse of a lined cat-eye, but its subdued enough not to take away from this masterpiece.